Route of the Esk Valley Railway


The footbridge at the western end of the station leads to St Cuthbert's Church which has a marvellous stained-glass window, created by Goddard and Gibbs in 1992, depicting a steam train passing through Kildale (pictured to the right).

Each year, in the village hall which is decked out in harvest-festival style, the people of Kildale hold a traditional Mell Supper to celebrate the bringing in of the last sheaf of corn. Each person is given a piece of "mell cake" (a kind of spicy teacake, locally baked) at this event.

There is a cafe at the top of the road to the station The Glebe Cafe

Live Train times to and from Kildale

Line Guide for the Esk Valley Railway in pdf format

All Northern Timetables
Route 2: Nunthorpe & Middlesbrough to Newcastle & Metrocentre
Route 5: Middlesbrough to Whitby

Esk Valley Railway Forget-me-not Dementia-friendly Train
Due to coronavirus, we have had to cancel until further notice.
This service was running on the first Wednesday of the Month with live music from the Dave Clegg Duo, sing alongs and bring your own picnic. We will get this back as soon as we are able. For a flavour of last year's trains, see here.

Kildale Agricultural and Horticultural Society Show - Cancelled
Held each year, since 1881, usually on the first Saturday of September but not this year, sadly.

Warren Moor Chimney


TEL There is an easy walk of around 50 minutes each way to Warren Moor Chimney, a failed mining enterprise from the 1860s.  It is one a few remaining chimneys still standing and it is being repaired to ensure its future. The walk is mainly on quiet roads and goes via Little Kildale.

Captain Cook's monument
One-and-a-half miles away is Captain Cook's Monument (erected in 1827) on the top of Easby Moor, offering a panoramic view to the south and west. To reach here, walk away from the station into the village, take the first turning to the left immediately before Glebe Cottage Café. This will take you along part of the Cleveland Way to Captain Cook's Monument. From there it is possible to walk on to Great Ayton station.

Glebe Cottage Cafe
Near the station at the top of Station Road. Re-opened in July 2018 under new management. Check for opening times here or contact

Kildale Camping Barn and Campsite
A family run farm situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park with spectacular views of the Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire Dales and Great Ayton moorland. Website here or contact...
Mr & Mrs Cook
Park Farm, Kildale YO21 2RN.
Tel: 01642-722847


Land of Iron Walks

There are ten circular walks from stations, including this one, with close connections to the Ironstone mining era of the late 1800s. Try the train up the Esk Valley to Great Ayton or down to Grosmont; each station has an information board that tells a story and shows a map with a circular walk for you to enjoy. The information boards were funded by the North York Moors National Park's Land of Iron Team and you can find out more about this amazing project here. There is also a permanent exhibition at the Moors Centre, Danby, which is a 20 minute walk from Danby station.

Cleveland Way
The Cleveland Way, a long-distance footpath (110 miles), passes through Kildale, to the north via Captain Cook's Monument and Roseberry Topping to Slapewath, Skelton and Saltburn-by-the-Sea, or to the south onto Battersby Moor, Urra Moor, Hasty Bank, Cringle Moor and onward to Osmotherley. More about the Cleveland Way

Roseberry Topping
From the top of Roseberry Topping, there are superb views towards Teesside, the Moors and the North Sea. The cliff-like side of this outcrop is the result of a landslip occasioned by ironstone mining. It is possible to walk along the Cleveland Way to Roseberry Topping and then down to Great Ayton (two stations away in the direction of Middlesbrough).

Off-Peak fares from Kildale   With EVR Railcard discount
Day Return to Whitby £7.60
Day Return to Middlesbrough £6.10
Note: Peak fares apply to trains departing before 09:00. The Esk Valley Railcard is valid on peak services.

Journey times from Kildale  
To Whitby 55 minutes
To Middlesbrough 34 minutes

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